The teachers recruitment exercise that is ongoing country wide is likely to end by 28th, July 2021.Successful candidates who will secure job with the Teachers Service Commission(TSC) will be categorised under Job group K which is also referred to as Grade C2 designated as Secondary Teacher II.
Once a new teacher has been employed by TSC, the teacher tends to be on probation for a period of not less than 6 months as stated on the teacher’s appointment letter, although the probation period maybe extended if the teacher’s performance is unsatisfactory.
After a period of three (3) years of service, a teacher under Teacher Service Commission automatically qualifies for promotion to Job group L the recent Grade 3.
In teaching profession especially in secondary schools, most employed teachers are University graduates though the minimum requirements to qualify as a secondary teacher is Diploma.
In Job group K a newly employed teacher enjoys a number of allowances like;
- House allowances: ksh:7,500
- commuter allowance : Ksh: 5,000
These teachers are also entitled to monthly deductions. once all the deductions are done, one can take home ksh:38,000 unless the teacher is paying HELB loan.
Below is a clear break down of Basic salary and allowances minus deductions.
|No.||Break down||Amount (Kshs)|
|4||Total Earnings (Before deductions)||47,455.00|
Below are the deductions ;
- WCPS (Widows and Children’s Pension Scheme) which is about Kshs. 699.10.
- University Loan Recovery about Kshs. 5000. (If only you benefitted from HELB).
- Union Contribution; either KUPPET,KNUT or Kenya Women Teachers Association(KEWOTA).
- Pay As You Earn (PAYE).
Teachers holding Diploma in Education their entry basic salary per month is Ksh27,195 . Like other public servants they are also entitled to various allowances. For Primary school teachers once they are newly recruited they are categorized under Job group G(Grade B5) with a monthly basic salary of Sh21,756.
Who benefits in the widows and children fund and at what stage?